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Albania Food and Walking Tour

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Duration

6 days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

22 people

Category

Walking

Overview

Albania Food and Walking Tour is a great introduction to the culinary traditions of Northern Albania. Northern Albania is the place of the beautiful Alps. The high mountains will give you a sense of adrenaline that you wouldn’t expect it. The untouched territory offers an insight into how different the north is from the south. The history, the landscape, and the food is all you need to book this tour.

Starting this tour from the capital city of Albania, Tirana and heading towards the picturesque village of Rubik where you will enjoy your first 2 hour walk and get to see the beauty of the nature around this place.

Next day will take you to the city of Lezhe where the Scanderbeg memorial grave is located. A city with historical importance  but also great food. Moreover, after Lezha, you will get to soak in one of the most beautiful boat rides in Europe. This takes place in Lake Koman, you will sail through the green waters while watching the mountains unveil beautiful landscapes in front of your eyes. Arriving in Valbona and getting to see Valbona should be one of your achievements in life. Valbona is a beautiful village in Northern Albania with extraordinary beauty. The mountains, the scenery, the hospitality deserve a 10/10.

You will get to hike the Valbona pass that takes you to Theth. Theth is another northern village with spectacular beauties, an old church, the lock-in tower and the most amazing view from your hotel/guesthouse window ever.

On your way back to Tirana from Albania walking and food tour, you will get the chance to rethink about the places you visited and get ready to see the capital from Dajti Mountain. A true gem.

A trip to remember.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Enjoy breathtaking mountain scenery
  • Enjoy lunch in Fishtë, hometown of famous Albanian writer At’ Gjergj Fishta
  • Reach Dajti Mountain by the longest cable car in the Balkans
  • Visit Shkodra, the city of bicycles

Itinerary

Day 1. Tirana - Rubik
When the group arrives in Albania they will be welcomed by our tour leader and transferred to Rubik. Depending on the time we can make a 2 hour walk to the nearby village or we can enjoy the spectacular view from the 12th century Rubik Church. Dinner and accommodations in Rubik.
Day 2. Rubik – Lezhë - Pukë
Breakfast in Rubik. We will visit the city of Lezhë and the memorial grave of Scanderbeg. Lunch will be in the agritourist center of Fishtë. After this, we will go to the city of Puka where we will visit its nearby agricultural farms. Dinner and accommodation in Pukë.
Day 3. Pukë - Koman - Fierzë - Valbona
We will travel with local minibuses from Puka to Koman. From Koman we embark on the boat that will take us to Fierza. While on the boat we will enjoy the spectacular views of the canyon and its towering peaks that were created by the lake. From Fierze we continue by minibus to Bujan where we visit the tower of Mic Sokoli, a typical North Albanian tower. Picnic lunch. On the way to Valbona we will make some short breaks at some natural attractions like the canyon of Shoshan, the cave of Dragobin, and more. Dinner and accommodation in Valbona.
Day 4. Valbonë - Valbona Pass - Theth
We will walk around 2-3 hours to reach the summit of Valbona Pass at the altitude of 1815 m. From there the panorama of both Valbona and Theth Vallys is breathtaking. Picnic lunch. In the afternoon we reach Theth where we will dine and stay the night in the “Petrit Gjecaj” guesthouse.
Day 5. Theth Valley – Shkodër - Tirana – Dajti Mountain
Today we drive from Thethi to Tirana. Along the way we will see the beautiful scenery of T’thore Pass, Boga, Thethi valley and Bjeshkët e Namuna (Cursed Mountains). In Shkodër we make a short break for lunch near the old part of the city. After visiting the northern city of Shkodër we resume driving toward Tirana. In Tirana we will take the cable car of Dajti (the longest in Balkan) to reach Dajti Mountain. Dinner and accommodation will be in Dajti.
Day 6. Dajti Mountain –Tirana Airport
Breakfast in Dajti. Depending on the flight departure we can take a walk in Dajti National Park and its surrounding mountains for 2 hours before we travel to Tirana International Airport where our tour will end.

Included/Excluded

  • 5 nights’ accommodation in hotel and guesthouses
  • 5 dinners in hotel or guesthouse restaurants
  • 4 lunches
  • Local guide in English
  • Ferry tickets
  • Luggage transportation with horses
  • Luggage transportation with minibus
  • Transportation through destinations
  • Transfers from airport to hotel and vice-versa
  • Assistance from agency
  • Additional Services
  • Insurance
  • Drinks

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